A couple of days worth of faffing later, six boxes ready for posting to Highlands addresses.
A peek inside one:
To my great relief, the biggest package (for a 3-nights, 4 days stretch) actually fits inside the 35 litre rucksack along with everything else: tent, sleeping bag, cooking gear included. Weighing in at 26lb (11.8kg) I am quite pleased. I wonder if I will feel as pleased after a day carrying it.
was only made possible by swapping out the larger primus burner for a minimalist one (and saving 145g weight)
Other obsessive weight-saving efforts in recent days include ditching the headtorch (115g) in favour of a tiny rechargeable bicycle lamp (c 20g, it fits on my finger)